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Whiplash—this neck injury can happen in a split second, but then go on to cause widespread pain for years without prompt treatment. The name “whiplash” describes what happens: sudden force whips the head one way, then lashes it back in the opposite direction quickly and violently. This strains muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs and vertebrae, causing subluxations and pinched nerves—and pain. Irvine chiropractor Dr. John Lee successfully treats this injury and urges people who have been in a situation like this to come in for an evaluation as soon as possible.
Although whiplash is the most commonly-reported car accident injury, you can also get it as a sports injury or even a personal injury. It’s also notoriously sneaky; the pain may not manifest for hours, sometimes days, after the incident. If you’ve been in a situation where your head was whipped back and forth quickly, or if you experience any of the following symptoms, prompt chiropractic care and treatment can help you avoid long-term pain:
Because whiplash is a complex injury in such a critical area of the spine, relief depends on multifaceted treatment that addresses both the soft-tissue strains and sprains, as well as the vertebral misalignments; painkillers simply aren’t enough.
Irvine chiropractor Dr. Lee can treat whiplash from all angles to ensure that you get fast, lasting pain relief and healing: